Nadi Dosh

Nadi is one of the important Kootas in match making for the purpose of marriage in Vedic Astrology . It indicates health compatibility & out of 36 points in marital match making 8 points are given to Nadi . Nadi has given maximum points and hence regarded as the most important factor by astrologers. The Nadi disagreement between two is called as Nadi Dosha and generally regarded as the strict No for the marriage.
Nadi dosh is formed if both male and female are born under same Moon rashis, Nakshatra and Charan.
Charan-Vaid (1-4), same Moon rashi and same Nakshatra form Nadi Dosh.
There are three different Nadis Adi / Adhya / Aadh (start), Madhya (middle) and Antya (end) and they represent "Prakriti" of an individual that is his/her body constitution. As per Ayurveda there are three different Prakritis- Vaat , Pita & Kapah. The Nadi Adi, Madhya and Antya Nadi are equivalent to Vaat , Pita & Kapah respectively.
The exact Nakshatra based classification is as follows—

  1. ADI / Adhya / Aadh Nadi : People born in Ashwani , Ardhra , Punarvasu , Uttaraphalguni , Hasta , Jyeshta , Moola , Satabisha & Poorvabhadrapada have Adi Nadi.
  2. Madhya Nadi : People born in Bharani , Mrigasira , Pushya , Poorvaphalguni , Chitra , Anuradha , Poorvashadha , Dhanshita & Uttarabhadrapada have Madhya Nadi .
  3. Antya Nadi : People born in Kritika, Rohini, Aslesha, Magha, Swati, Vishakha, Uttarashadha, Sravana & Revati Nakshtras have Antya Nadi .

Nadi Dosha exists if proposed husband and wife are having same Nadi. Scientifically speaking having same Prakriti means their offspring will be physically weaker. If Nadis of proposed husband and wife are different it is only then marriage is recommended so they may have physically stronger children. However it is not accurate to reject a proposal for marriage just because the girl & boy have same Nadi as in the Shastras its mentioned that if Nadis are same then also some other things are to be watched and then the result should be predicted. Below are some points to be checked .

  1. If both Male and Female have same Moon Sign but the birth Nakshatras are different and both of them have same Nadi, Nadi Dosh is said to be nullified.
  2. If both Male and Female have same birth Nakshatra but the Moon Signs are different, Nadi Dosh is said to be nullified in spite of both of them having same Nadi.
  3. If both Male and Female are born in the same Nakshatra but the Charana or Pada of Nakshatra is different, Nadi Dosh is said to be nullified despite both of them having the same Nadi.
  4. The 5th House of Lagan kundali of both girl & boy should be checked as House No- 5 is considered house of Children. If girl and boy have Nadi dosh 5th house gets effected that causes infertiliy.
  5. The placement of Jupiter in both girl & boy's horoscopes is most important as Jupiter is considered as Putrakarak planet.
  6. Nadi Dosh is said to cause death of either one or both of the partners if both Male and Female are having either Madhya or Ant Nadis.

Bhakoot Dosh

Moving on to Bhakut Dosh, if Moon Signs in the natal horoscopes of Male and Female are making a combination of 6-8, 9-5 or 12-2 with each other, Bhakut Dosh is said to be formed. For example, if Moon sign of the Male is Aries and that of the Female is Virgo, then Bhakut Dosh of 6-8 is said to be formed as the Moon Sign of Female is sixth counted from Moon Sign of Male and the Moon sign of Male is eighth counted from Moon sign of Female. Similarly Bhakut dosh is considered for 9-5 and 12-2 placements of Moon signs. It is said that the Bhakut Dosh of 6-8 can cause death to either of the partners, Bhakut dosh of 9-5 can cause delay, denial or loss of progeny and Bhakut Dosh of 12-2 can cause poverty. However, Bhakut Dosh is said to be nullified if any of the following conditions is observed :

If the Lord of Moon Signs is the same, Bhakut dosh is said to be nullified. For example 6-8 Bhakut dosh is said to be nullified in case of Aries-Scorpio and Taurus-Libra and 12-2 Bhakut dosh is said to be nullified in case of Capricorn-Aquarius.
If the Lord of Moon Signs are friendly with each other, Bhakut Dosh is said to be nullified. For example, Pisces-Aries and Aries-Sagittarius.
The actual damage caused by Nadi Dosh and Bhakut Dosh is however different for different couples depending upon some other important aspects present in both the horoscopes. These defects can do potential damages if some other serious defects like Manglik Dosh, Pitra Dosh, Kaal Sarp Dosh, Shani Dosh, Rahu Dosh or Ketu Dosh are present in one or both of the horoscopes along with Nadi Dosh and Bhakut Dosh whereas the bad effects of Nadi Dosh and Bhakut Dosh can be controlled comparatively easily if there are some good yogas present in one or both the horoscopes being considered for Match Making . Therefore the important factors mentioned in the article named Match Making should also be seen and considered in the horoscopes of the couples, to predict accurate results.
The bad effects of Nadi dosh and Bhakut Dosh can be reduced significantly with the help of astrological remedies which usually include the application of Pooja, Yantras, Gemstones, Mantras and Charities. These remedies are different for different horoscopes and a thorough study of both the horoscopes having Nadi Dosh and Bhakut Dosh is required in order to prescribe proper remedies to reduce the bad effect of Nadi Dosh and Bhakut Dosh.